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Spurn Point - Failing Protection

By marktc  
The wind and swell were very high on Monday, evidenced by all the white areas of sea and the mist like areas at the seaward end of the groyne. I arrived at just about high tide and I must admit it was very dramatic.

I'm sorry to all those that are not too keen on the LE's but you don't get shots like this otherwise and I think they have an intrinsic beauty and mystery.

This is the view out to the North Sea and you can see two blurry ships on the horizon.

Thanks for looking and to all those that clicked and or commented on yesterdays upload.

Tags: Spurn point Le Landscape and travel

Voters: Hermanus, almiles, Andysnapper and 35 more

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almiles 11 38 102 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 9:31AM
Now this is outstanding, Mark! the proportions of land, sea and sky feel right, the lead in is excellent and exciting while the smoothed sea very effectively contrasts the stark groynes and textured beach. I agree about using long exposures for this type of image, without it, the groynes might get lost in the waves and the image would lose it's impact. Being picky, I might have been tempted to clone out the blurred shipping to enhance the minimalist appeal. Never the less this is an outstanding image and my favourite of all your recent uploads. Smile
PaulMillar 9 83 2 Scotland
4 Oct 2013 1:09AM
Mark, great lines mate and a well thought out the way the water and beach have spit here a nice place to return to over the winter I think. Very pleased for you with last few uploads. I can see a difference in tone from the new kit.....looking forward to those winter seascapes, well done mate.

Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
4 Oct 2013 5:48AM
Superb photography this Mark !! A lovely image Smile
Andysnapper 12 109 25 England
4 Oct 2013 6:28AM
I agree entirely with Al. A superb shot, great comp and the LE works perfectly. I particularly like the way the 2 lines of groynes intercept and then the main groyne follows the line of the horizon. Excellent.

CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
4 Oct 2013 6:35AM
Another superb LE, Mark, you are definitely getting to grips with your new toy Smile Carol
4 Oct 2013 6:57AM
Well, I like this one Blush
...quite a lot.Grin

netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
4 Oct 2013 7:18AM
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 7:24AM
Excellent MarKSmile

ColleenA Plus
8 471 7 Australia
4 Oct 2013 7:40AM
These images are your signature Mark...never stop your LE's everything about this from colours to composition etc are it
fazzer 11 54 7 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 9:15AM
Excellent shot Mark, love how the groynes disappear into the misty sea and I quite like the blurred ship it gives the shot more of sense of mystery, congrats on the GEA
charlotte 16 34 2 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 9:21AM
Its another beauty Mark and well worthy of the GEA....Congratulations.

barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 9:53AM
Perfection....including mysterious ships
achieverswales 10 8 101 Wales
4 Oct 2013 10:53AM
The two ships look like small Islands Mark, excellent composition and exposure.


Irishkate Plus
10 44 118 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 11:02AM
I love the shoreline in this Mark and composition with the groynes is perfect.
the wind has added extra interest to the waves.
I love it.
helenlinda Plus
13 367 22 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 11:28AM
Spurn without the ships would not be Spurn to me - well composed and exposed Mark SmileSmile
User_Removed 8 920 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 1:05PM
Such a gorgeous image Mark!
eddie1 9 12 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 2:34PM
One word sum this picture up. STUNNING.
jasonrwl Plus
10 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 6:58PM
Dramatic indeed - nicely done Mark
Fefe Plus
9 54 34 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 7:31PM
Wow, this is great Mark...... One of my fave places... Love it there!
gajewski 16 10 9 United States
8 Oct 2013 3:27AM
Mark, this one is definitely wall-worthy.

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